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Missing Administrator user account!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by krazeecrw, Mar 22, 2006.

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  1. krazeecrw

    krazeecrw Thread Starter

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    I have a friend who is running Windows XP Home Edition. It seems they no longer have an “administrator” logon name. When they get to the screen to logon, it shows her childrens logon name and they can login fine. The problem is they have very limited priviliges so no programs can be installed, users added, etc. Under the User accounts setting in the Control Panel the only user account is for her kids, there is no administrator account listed.

    It used to be she could sign on by just typing in her administrator username with no password and it would work fine.

    I did not think it possible to remove the local administrator account. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Squashman

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    If it is XP Home, Boot into Safe Mode and login as the account named Administrator.
     
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